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PWD contract workers protest outside CM’s residence

Panjim: After the government failed to keep its assurances, workers attached to the PWD Labour Supply Society under temporary status, on Wednesday protested outside Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s private residence at Dona Paula. The society has 1,400 labourers as its members working on contract over the last several years for …

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Cannot comment on CM’s ‘utterances’ on mining, says BJP national VP

Panjim: A couple of days after Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told his cabinet colleagues there was no solution on mining coming from the Centre, the BJP National vice-president Vinay Sahastrabuddhe said the Centre is actively looking for a solution to the mining imbroglio. “I am not aware of what Chief …

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SSC exam from April 2

Panjim: The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination, beginning from April 2, will be conducted in 28 centres across the State. The SSC or Class X examinations will be held between April 2 and April 24. A total of 18,726 students have registered to answer the exams, which are conducted by …

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Careless GMC authorities deprive Goan students of a golden chance’

Panaji: Goan medical students apparently have lost an opportunity to get admissions to postgraduate (PG) degree courses because Goa Medical College (GMC) authorities sat over the letter of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare offering the state upgradation of postgraduate diploma courses to postgraduate degree courses. Though the …

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Chincinhim p’yat skips gram sabha for Jan; BDO issues belated notice

Margao: In 2018, only two gram sabhas were held in Chincinhim village instead of four meetings as mandated by the Panchayat Raj Act. This year, the situation doesn’t seem to have changed. The Panchayat has missed the January window to conduct a gram sabha. The deputy sarpanch informed that this …

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Goa IAS posts increased to 13

Panaji: The central department of personnel and training has reviewed the strength of the Indian administrative service (IAS) posts under AGMUT cadre and increased the number of IAS vacancies for Goa civil service officers from 10 to 13. Currently, there are four IAS vacancies out of the ten posts earmarked …

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GCZMA receives complaint about illegal road in Calangute

Calangute: On Tuesday, the Calangute Constituency Forum (CCF) submitted complaint letters to the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) and other authorities regarding a 300 meters wide road being constructed behind the shacks at Saunthawaddo- Cobrawaddo border on the beach at Calangute. A week back, at the end of Tito’s …

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Builders ‘planting coconut saplings’ will be given FAR benefit, says Vijai

Margao: Promising to put in place a Tender Coconut Policy to boost tourism in the state, the Minister for Agriculture Vijai Sardesai, on Tuesday, said that the government intends to incentivise the state landowners, who grow coconut saplings, with an aim to revive the coconut production, which is declining for …

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Goa bypolls likely to be held with LS polls

Panaji: Maintaining that both Lok Sabha (LS) election and bypolls in Mandrem and Shiroda constituencies could take place together, state Bharatiya Janata Party president Vinay Tendulkar on Tuesday said that lack of response from former president of the Mandrem BJP Mandal Ramesh Shet Mandrekar had forced him to replace Mandrekar …

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Digvijai stopped me from staking claim to form govt: Luizinho

Margao: Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro has denied any interest in contesting the Lok Sabha polls. Speaking on Tuesday he said that he read on the paper that he is going to be the Congress candidate for the parliamentary elections. “Who has spread this rumours?” he asked. He said that he …

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